Well that definitely gives me some hope to hear that the guy turned around his problem that quickly. It’s funny, I think a lot of people more or less self-medicate their social anxiety with booze. I look around at my friends and family members (Irish-Catholic family from Boston) who drink a lot and wonder if they’re dealing with the same shit as I am, but don’t speak up either ……. As far as exercise goes, I more or less force myself to run…..and it helps to an extent. But it’s no cure. Maybe a few hours of lessened anxiety, but no permanent lasting changes.
The first Roman emperor , Augustus , framed his ascent to sole power as a return to traditional morality , and attempted to regulate the conduct of women through moral legislation . Adultery , which had been a private family matter under the Republic, was criminalized,  and defined broadly as an illicit sex act ( stuprum ) that occurred between a male citizen and a married woman, or between a married woman and any man other than her husband. Therefore a married woman could have sex only with her husband, but a married man did not commit adultery when he had sex with a prostitute , slave , or person of marginalized status ( infamis ) .  Most prostitutes in ancient Rome were slaves, though some slaves were protected from forced prostitution by a clause in their sales contract.  A free woman who worked as a prostitute or entertainer lost her social standing and became infamis , "disreputable"; by making her body publicly available, she had in effect surrendered her right to be protected from sexual abuse or physical violence.